Ruben Calo Hand Made Pipes   Ruben Calo passed on April 17th - For more information about his work, visit his Knifemaking website  
Hand Made Briar Smoking Pipe
Hand Made Briar Smoking Pipe
Hand Made Briar Smoking Pipe
Hand Made Briar Smoking Pipe
Hand Made Briar Smoking Pipe
Hand Made Olive Wood Smoking Pipe
Hand Made Briar, Ivory and Sterling Silver Smoking Pipe
Hand Made Briar and Sterling Silver Smoking Pipe
 
Ruben Calo  
Ruben Calo Knifemaker   My name is Ruben Calo, and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina with my wife Aurora. I've been a full time knifemaker since 1993.

I've been smoking pipes for over 32 years, and I've enjoyed several kinds of tobacco in several kinds of pipes.

Even though I've been smoking for this long, my pipes collection is not that impressive, I only have about 40 of them. I have bad ones, decent ones, good ones, and excellent ones.

In mid 2008, as I was making a folding knife, I thought about making a pipe for myself, mostly as an exercise to see if I could pull it off, so I grabbed a piece of olive wood from my stock of woods for knife handles and got to work on it.

To my surprise, the finished pipe smoked really nice, so it encouraged me to make more pipes in different woods -maple, quebracho, kumquat- and even one in axis deer stag.

Since then I tried to get a briar piece to make a good pipe, and a couple of months later, a friend of mine presented me with two good ones, which I promptly transformed into two pipes that I added to my collection.

Finally, in December 2008, I managed to get a decent ammount of briar pieces as well as stems (I'll be making my own soon!) and I decided to make more pipes, as I got a lot of encouragement from people about this. I'll be making some standard shaped ones, but I'll make freehand pipes the most.

I hope you enjoy the pipe models I'll come up with and I'd like to thank you for taking the time to visit this new website of mine.

My Pipes Collection
My pipes collection and one of the pipes stand I made when I ran out of space for them.
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